Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group
To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders. Learn more
Health Professionals of all disciplines will be meeting while in Vancouver, BC, Canada this June.
You are invited and encouraged to join in for some networking while you're at the 21st International Congress in Vancouver, June 4-8, 2017.
The following sessions being held by the MDS Health Professional (non-physician) Special Interest Group are intended to foster an opportunity for growing relationships and making new connections.
Registration to the Vancouver Congress is required in order to attend either of these activities.
Multi-disciplinary Panel with Networking Opportunities
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 13:00 - 14:30
Engage with colleagues across disciplines and join the MDS Health Professional (non-physician) Special Interest Group for the following talks from a Multidisciplinary panel:
- Patient Centred Care for people with Parkinson's: Are we there yet? The Patient's Perspective
Mary Danoudis, Research Physiotherapist & Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait, Monash Health (Cheltenham, VIC, Australia)
- Respiratory muscle strength training for airway protection in Movement Disorders
Michelle Troche, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Columbia University Teachers College (New York, NY, USA)
- AMPARO: A framework for education in interprofessional care in Parkinson's Disease
Michelle Tosin, Neurorehabilitation Nurse, SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Networking Session for all Health Professionals
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 12:30 - 13:30
Join the MDS Health Professional (non-physician) Special Interest Group as they discuss exciting updates going on around the world, meet the MDS Health Professional Leadership and hear how you may get further involved. Don't forget to come prepared to let the group know what you’re doing in the field as well!
If you plan to attend either of these meetings, please RSVP to the International Secretariat by April 10, 2017 and indicate which meeting(s) you will be attending.